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Today in White Sox History: July 16-17

The most famous dropped trou in South Side history? We got it for ya
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July 16, 1980

Bill Veeck’s ownership syndicate accepted offers to buy the White Sox. Sox broadcaster Harry Caray was one of those expressing interest, along with millionaire Edward DeBartolo Sr.

July 16, 1990

One of the funniest moments in White Sox history happened as utilityman Steve “Psycho” Lyons made a mistake that wound up on every highlight show in the nation. In the fifth inning at Detroit, Lyons bunted his way on, sliding head first the final few feet to beat the throw. He then called time and completely blanked out as he started to drop his pants to get the dirt out of them. Fortunately, he was wearing sliding shorts. When he realized what he was doing, he quickly yanked his pants back up while turning beet red in the process.

After he was forced at second base later in the inning and ran back to the dugout, female fans in the first few rows behind the Sox bench began waving dollar bills at him.

July 16, 2013

Chris Sale got the win as the AL beat the NL, 3-0, at the All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York. Sale pitched two innings, facing the minimum six batters and recording two strikeouts. His strikeout victims were Carlos González and Troy Tulowitzki.

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July 17, 1959

It was a pitcher’s duel for the ages — and one of the key games in the 1959 season. The Sox were in New Yorkm and before over 42,000 fans Ralph Terry and Early Wynn hooked up in a classic. After eight innings, Terry had no-hit the Sox, while Wynn allowed the Yankees just one hit.

In the top of the ninth, the Sox scored two runs thanks to Jim Landis’ bases-loaded hit. Wynn closed down New York in the last of the frame and the Sox had a 2-0 win.

July 17, 1989

In a game at Comiskey Park against the Yankees, Carlton Fisk notched his 2,000th career hit. He’d have three for the evening in a 7-3 win.